I’d be curious to see what other people have to say about this because I would have expected more French involvement in F1 or motorsports as a result of having had a driver like Alain Prost. Of course the same could be said of Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio.
If we look at some other countries and drivers, they have a disproportionate amount of influence and presence in F1:
- Finland (Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg, Kimi Raikonnen, Heikki Kovalainen)
- Germany (Schumacher, Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Hulkenberg, Adrian Sutil)
- England (the list of drivers is endless and it’s also where most teams are located)
- Brazil (Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Massa, Bruno Senna)
Finland is absolutely incredible – They have had 8 drivers and 4 WDC championships between the 8 drivers. It’s like Swedish tennis champions…